Anxious patients are our specialty.
Anxious? Afraid? Scared? History of bad experiences? Do you have a dental emergency? Are you aware of dental problems and simply too scared to visit a dentist? Please believe us when we say our specialty is caring for you! Don’t just take our word for it. Click on and explore our patient testimonials to read and hear what other patients just like you have to say about our gentle, kind, caring and comfortable approach to dental care.
Dr. Vanstrom and his staff receive many new patient referrals because of our ability to handle anxious dental patients. We pride ourselves in helping patients overcome their dental anxieties as we progress with their dental treatment. Many patients “graduate” from sedation dentistry to routine dental visits after experiencing our gentle, calm and kind dental touch.
Dental anxieties are real.
Here at Artistic Dentistry of Atlanta we have over 125 years of combined dental experience in caring for anxious patients. We offer every available method of sedation dental care. We offer options ranging from Nitrous Oxide, or laughing gas, oral sedation (medication sedation), or full IV sedation provided by our licensed anesthesiologist.
Please view the video below and see and hear how we helped Joanie, like so many other patients, overcome her dental fears.
“I have had very professional, pain free visits, from a cleaning appointment to fillings, crowns and even through the process of a painless tooth extraction, an implant and follow through to the crown. All painless”
Intravenous Sedation/IV Sedation
IV Sedation, or intravenous sedation, allows your doctor to customize the level of sedation for each patient’s specific needs. This method utilizes intravenous medications to achieve the exact level of sedation needed to provide comfort for the patient. If the dental procedure is a lengthy one, intravenous sedation is especially helpful, because medication can be added to maintain the patient’s comfort level. With the intravenous method most patients do not remember what happened during the procedure, and will have a comfortable overall experience. Throughout the procedure, your breathing, heart rate, and blood pressure will be monitored. Patients recover quickly but may feel slightly groggy afterwards. IV sedation is extremely safe when delivered by a training dentist or anesthesiologist.
- Moderate to significant pain control/sedation
- Moderate to significant control of gag reflexes
- Not reversible, comfortable ride home
- Easy to control the level of sedation, predictable comfort
- Prior arrangements essential, empty stomach and transportation
- Patient must be in good overall health
- Moderate cost
- Patients who have a difficult time getting numb
- Fearful patients
- Long and extensive procedures
- When comfort is important
- When predictable sedation is essential for difficult procedures